ABOUT US

Jen (Xiao Shi) Chen, Lawyer/Co-founding Partner

Jen is a licensed lawyer and a co-founding partner of JDC Law LLP along with Dandi and Celia. Her practice focuses primarily on managing real estate and corporate/commercial transactions. In particular, Jen enjoys representing clients in real estate leasing matters, including assisting clients with drafting, review, and negotiation.

Jen’s approach to legal services is the utmost commitment to her clients. She is determined to provide a level of service and guidance that would bring value to her clients. Jen is a firm believer of unique solutions and is both creative and proactive. Jen always keep her clients informed and involved in all step of the way.

Prior to JDC Law, Jen completed her articles with a downtown Toronto firm annually ranked as a top 5 commercial real estate boutique law firm in Canada. Jen has also worked at one of the busiest Toronto residential real estate law firm. Over the years, she provided excellent services to clients in both corporate/commercial real estate and residential real estate practice areas.

Interesting Facts: Jen was born as a member of an ethnic minority group in China (the “Bai” people). Jen is an animal lover and a proud amateur chef. Jen’s meaningful quote to share: “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”

Memberships:
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association – Real Estate and Leasing
Toronto Lawyers Association

Education and Qualifications:
Bar of Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
Queen’s University, B.A. Honours (Psychology)


Dandi Zhao, Lawyer/Co-founding Partner

Dandi is a licensed lawyer and a co-founding partner of JDC Law LLP along with Jen and Celia. Dandi’s core practice areas include real estate and tax law. She understands the frustration and stress associated with tax disputes and is dedicated to help ease the situation. Dandi also enjoys helping start-ups with the legal foundations that they need to succeed in their new businesses.

Dandi is determined to provide each and every client with excellent legal service and superior client service. It is Dandi’s belief that the key to completing a successful transaction and resolving a dispute is in the combination of both legal and client service.

Prior to JDC Law, Dandi summered and articled with one of Canada’s leading tax law firm. During her term, Dandi assisted numerous taxpayers with complex tax matters and disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Dandi’s background in accounting combined with her abundant legal experiences will allow her to better provide taxpayer clients with ideal solutions.

Interesting Facts: Dandi is an avid reader who loves to travel. Every year, she explores a different part of the world and immerses herself in new cultures. Dandi believes the meaning of life falls in new challenges and new experiences.

Memberships:
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association – Tax and Corporate
Toronto Lawyers Association

Education and Qualifications:
Bar of Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
University of Toronto, B.A. Honours (Accounting Specialization)


Celia (Wen Chin) Hu, Lawyer/Co-Founding Partner

Celia is a licensed family lawyer and a co-founding partner of JDC Law LLP along with Jen and Dandi. She became interested in family law after volunteering with the Family Law Project, during which she successfully assisted self-represented parties in the family law court. Celia gained further family law experience during her articling term with an experienced lawyer in Toronto when she provided excellent service to clients in both family law and wills and estates.

Separation from a spouse can be a very stressful time that leaves a lasting impact on a person’s life. Celia strives to minimize the pain of a separation by using her skills and experience to guide her clients and advocate their interests through the legal process. Celia hopes to build a relationship of trust with each client by being committed and understanding, and to help her clients find ways to rebuild their life after separation.

In addition to her passion for family law, Celia’s strong writing skills, which she has honed over the years at Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School, allow her to be an effective advocate for her client’s positions.

Interesting Facts: Celia was fascinated by ghost stories as a child and grew to become a big fan of the horror movie genre. She loves horror-themed escape rooms and playing horror virtual reality games. She is, however, terrified of roller coasters.

Memberships:
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association – Family Law

Education and Qualifications:
Bar of Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
Queen’s University, B.A. Honours (Political Studies, Economics)